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Geothermal Energy - Hellisheiði Power Plant, Iceland

An intelligent use of the Earth's heat. The geothermal resources in Iceland are closely associated with the country's volcanism, with the high temperature (over 200 °C) geothermal fields located within the active volcanic zone running from Southwest to Northeast of Iceland.


The image is taken on Hellisheidi in the Hengill peninsula on a bright night in March 2010. Steam/Gas blowing from the top of borehole #23, in the background (spotted with note) the active volcano on Fimmvörðuháls erupting.


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Taken on May 26, 2010